"Many years ago, Japan was terrorized by a hideous monster called Godzilla. It destroyed villages and murdered countless numbers of people. No one knew where it came from but they assumed that Godzilla was a creature of prehistoric origin. As suddenly as it had come, the dinosaur returned to the sea and disappeared, leaving a wake of death and destruction behind it. Time passed, and Godzilla became only a half remembered legend.

"In laboratories around the world, seismographs recorded a disturbance in the polar region. Japanese scientists sent a submarine to the area of the disturbance. Radio contact to the mainland reported that the scientists found high radioactivity. A subterranean explosion was recorded on the seismograph. The submarine was never heard from again. Photographers even went to the site of the shipwreck. They discovered the monster, Godzilla, which had escaped from its icy exile and was making its way to the coast of Japan.
"Military operations were set up on the beach in an attempt to turn the monster back or destroy it. They were not prepared for the sight of so ghastly a creature nor were they prepared to fend it off. Bullets and tank projectiles had no effect on Godzilla. With a mighty roar Godzilla breathed out a flame like a gigantic blow torch which completely destroyed the military operations.
"The monster made its way inland, destroying everything in its path. One swipe of its tremendous tail could completely demolish tall buildings. The earth shook with the weight of its steps. Anything in Godzilla's way was scorched by its flaming breath. No one could approach the beast because it was so highly radioactive. People fled in terror. There was no human way to stop Godzilla.
"An enormous rumbling sound was heard. The earth began to shake with violent tremors. Cracks appeared on the surface. The tremendous weight of Godzilla caused the earth to split and then to open. Godzilla disappeared into a deep crevasse. As the earthquake continued, the ground shifted again and the crevasse closed, burying Godzilla under tons of earth and rocks. But, was Godzilla destroyed or just thrown into suspended animation until another earthquake rouses him from sleep?"

Promotional Copy from Original Instruction Sheet
©1964 Aurora Model Corp.


Similar promotional text was used for the Longbox Series Kit #469. I don't have a legible copy. If any one out their does, I'd love a copy!

Like the other instruction inserts in the series, the halftone image was a close-up of the retouched Bama Gouaches.

Here's a small pic, I don't have another. Do you?.

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